Monday, July 23, 2012

Somewhere...Beyond the Sea...

One of my husband's dreams is to have a boat one day...I can't say I'd be too upset if we happened to "end up" with one someday either! :) How sweet would it be to sail out on the ocean on a hot day like the ones we've been having here in NYC?  To set sail down the Hudson River, under the Verrezano Bridge and out to the Atlantic Ocean...ahhh to feel so free!

Nautical themed cakes are highly requested, and not just at this time of year - we must not be the only ones with this dream! :) Since I'm sure many of us are "in the same boat" ;), I wanted to share with you some of the nautical themed cakes I've made. I hope it gets you imagining yourself gliding along the waves on the lovely ocean blue with the wind blowing through your hair on these hot summer days of July!

This first cake was for a nautical themed baby shower - I loved the simple design of this cake! With cute little waves cresting at the bottom, a life preserver with the last name of the expecting couple and a sweet little mom-to-be topper - it was a such a fun little cake for a small gathering of friends!
{Sweet Client Testimonial}

"Hi Tara –  I wanted to thank you so so so much for the wonderful cake for Heather’s shower! It was a huge hit – not only was it perfect and adorable, everyone was remarking on great it tasted. Also, the purple, pregnant figurine was perfect, since she actually wore a purple dress for the shower – very cute!. Thank you and I hope to have the opportunity to make another cake order with you. Thank you! -Karen"

Next up was a 1st Birthday cake for Brandon - this one was a BLAST to make, especially the sailboat with life preserver topper! The #1 was floating along on the waves on the top tier. I gave sort of a porthole look to the middle tier...and the bottom tier's anchor and sailboat all wrapped up in rope at the bottom completed the nautical look of the cake.
{Sweet Client Testimonial}

The cake was a huge hit!!! I think my mom took more pictures of the cake than Brandon! - Kelly

This anchor cake was made for a lovely girl's high school graduation - she went to the Marine Academy of Science and Technology in Highlands, NJ. Carved cakes are one of my favorite things to make - they are such a huge hit at parties! I love the gold rope around the base of the cake (I was definitely remembering my childhood days running around the neighborhood carrying a golden rope lasso pretending to be Wonder Woman while making this!)

Thanks for walking down this Nautical cake memory lane with me! Here are a few links to some awesome and adorable Nautical party ideas - hope this inspires you to have a nautical theme for your next party or get-together!

Lisa Frank Pinterest Board:  - An amazing Pinterest collection of cakes, invitations, favors and decorations.

Green Tree Photography: A beautiful pink & navy blue Florida nautical wedding.


Hostess with the Mostest: - A vintage nautical baby shower.

Enjoy and thank you for stopping by!

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red, White & Blue Runner 30th Birthday Cake

A sweet mom in Lincroft, NJ ordered this cake for her daughter's 30th birthday party. The occasion was to be celebrated on the 4th of July, so the color scheme was red, white and blue! Her daughter is a marathon runner and her favorite color is red, so I made a red running shoe cake topper!

Concetta wears Asics sneakers, so the logo was on the back of the shoe. The cake was red velvet with chocolate mousse filling and vanilla frosting.  I actually sculpted the shoe out of rice krispy treat, frosted it and then covered it with fondant, rather than making a giant fondant shoe! This way, it could be eaten if they wanted to! :)

Overall, with the red, white and blue colors & shooting stars, this was one perfect cake for a 4th of July birthday celebration!

Happy 30th Birthday to Concetta!




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